Devils Kitchen

Devils Kitchen

Devils Kitchen

Four and a half mile out and back hike from the Warner Valley area of Lassen Volcanic National Park to the Devils Kitchen.

Hike starts at: 40.442054, -121.393882. View in Google Earth.

(Related: Abrigo Valley; Glen Park Canyon; Adobe Creek)

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McArthur-Burney Falls

McArthur-Burney Falls

McArthur-Burney Falls

Short hike taking in the spectacular McArthur-Burney Falls.

Hike starts at: 41.01255, -121.650831. View in Google Earth.

(Related: Abrigo Valley; Adobe Creek; Devils Kitchen)

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Lake Helen

Lake Helen

It's three quarters of a mile round Lake Helen, not really worth doing unless you're waiting for someone to finish paddling...

Hike starts at: 40.467433, -121.508604. View in Google Earth.

(Related: Bernal Hill; Mariposa Loop; Point Reyes - Tomales Point)

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McCloud River Trail (Three Waterfalls)

Updated on Thursday, July 22, 2021

McCloud River Trail (Three Waterfalls)

McCloud River Trail (Three Waterfalls)

McCloud River Trail (Three Waterfalls)

McCloud River Trail (Three Waterfalls)

A four mile out and back hike taking in three waterfalls along the McCloud River near Mt Shasta.

Hike starts at: 41.240749, -122.024747. View in Google Earth.

Updated 2021-07-22 12:45:

McCloud River Trail (Three Waterfalls)

McCloud River Trail (Three Waterfalls)

McCloud River Trail (Three Waterfalls)

Did the same hike again this year - it's worth repeating. Here are some long exposure shots of the three waterfalls.

(Related: Bull Valley Trail to Port Costa; Abrigo Valley; Bay View and Shoreline Trails at China Camp State Park)

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Bumpass Hell

Updated on Friday, July 31, 2020

Bumpass Hell

Bumpass Hell

Third time lucky - Bumpass Hell was open for my third trip to Lassen Volcanic National Park. It's a three mile out and back with great views and of course a whole bunch of geothermal features at the end. The trail winds gently up to Bumpass Hell where there is a steep and surprisingly slippery descent (and an alternate route back up for a very small loop at the end of the trail). Very glad to have finally hiked it.

(Previously: Lassen Star Trails)

Hike starts at: 40.465403, -121.514653. View in Google Earth.

(Related: Mariposa Loop; Point Reyes - Tomales Point; Lands End)

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Comet NEOWISE

Storm builds over Lassen Peak (Timelapse)

Updated on Saturday, February 19, 2022

Did anyone tell Material Design about Gesture Navigation?

Did anyone tell Material Design about Gesture Navigation?

The screen shot above is from Google Fit. Which icon is active? I can't tell any more. Is it the blue one or the underlined one which is a much stronger cue?

Of course none of the icons are underlined. This is a bottom navigation bar on top of the Android navigation bar on Android 10 with gesture navigation enabled. My brain knows this but my finger still tries to click on Home. Journal just looks so much more active I can't help it. This friction is also in Google Photos and Google Maps and presumably Google everything before too long.

Maybe the Google app developers don't have access to recent Pixels, or maybe the Material Design team all have iPhones?

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Humpback Whale at Fort Funston

Humpback Whale at Fort Funston

Humpback Whale at Fort Funston

Humpback Whale at Fort Funston

Photos of a Humpback Whale off the California coast at Fort Funston in San Francisco.

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Northern Pacific Rattlesnake

Updated on Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Northern Pacific Rattlesnake at Fort Baker, Marin County, California

A Northern Pacific rattlesnake at Fort Baker (Marin County, California)

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